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KYOTO Fushimi Inari Shrine

Finally, I went to Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto!

fushimi inari taisha

I live in Osaka and take only 1 hour from my home.
But this is the first time to visit here.

Fushimi inari shrine is located in front of Inari station.
Inari station is second stop from Kyoto station by Nara line and takes only 5 minutes.
Just you step out the Inari station, you can see this red gate.

fushimi inari map

Fushimi inari shrine is a part of mountain and this shrine worships various kind of gods.

cherry blossoms japan

The best season in Japan has came!

It was so warm today!

This is near my house.
cherry blossoms
full of blooms!
beautiful.
I love spring in Japan.

Many people enjoyed ”HANAMI” means cherry-blossom viewing or
cherry-blossom viewing picnic party!

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The latest Sakura(cherry blossoms) forecast in Japan

This is the latest sakura forecast issued in 20th MAR.
sakura forecast

Finally Sakura season has came!!!
The temperature is above average in this week.
I have a plan to go to see Sakura on next holoday :-)

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The most fantastic place in Japan

Have you ever seen like this?
takeda castle ruins

This is “Takeda castle ruins” in Hyogo and National important cultural properties.
Here is called “Castle in the Sky” or “machu picchu in Japan”.
What a fantastic!!

takeda castle map

Now we can not go there because of snow in winter season.
But it will open on 19th Mar.

Here is 354 meters above sea level.
Entrance fee is 300 yen only for adult(over 15 years old).
you can go 24 hours anytime.
This sea of cloud can see in early morning but it’s really dark to climb the mountain,
so need torch/flashlight. Take care!

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The latest Sakura(cherry blossoms) forecast in Japan

This is the latest sakura forecast issued in 13th MAR.
sakura forecast

It was so cold in this week, but temperature is higher than average on next week.
Finally the spring will come!

This is the detail for major city.
KOCHI start to bloom…19th Mar. full bloom…28th Mar.
FUKUOKA start to bloom…22nd Mar. full bloom…31st Mar.
OSAKA start to bloom…26th Mar. full bloom…4th Apr.
NAGOYA start to bloom…25th Mar. full bloom…3rd Apr.
TOKYO start to bloom…25th Mar. full bloom…2nd Apr.
SENDAI start to bloom…9th Apr. full bloom…14th Apr.
SAPPORO start to bloom…3rd MAY. full bloom…7th May.

We are waiting for your visit!!
This is the best season to visit JAPAN!

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Unique trains in Wakayama

There are unique trains in Wakayama.

This is Tama train.
tama-train
tama-train
taama train
Tama is the name of stationmaster of this line,Kishi station.
tama station master
She is Tama. Super cat!!!
If you want to know about Tama, please click here!

This is toy train.
toy train
Capsule toys
toy train
Displayed figures.
toy train

This is a strawberry train.
strawberry train
strawberry train

This is Kishigawa-line in Wakayama.
Many tourists come to Wakayama to take this train and to see Tama.

for more details, please click here!

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Sightseeing in Wakayama-city

Everyday many foreigners visit Wakayama to see a cat.
This cat is not normal cat.
I think she is the most famous cat in the world.
She is a station master of KISHI station, Wakayama dentestu!
tama station master
Her name is “TAMA”.

This is KISHI station.
kishi station
Cat shaped station♡

Her working day is Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm at Kishi station.

This cat also station master of IDAKISO station, Wakayama dentetsu.
nitama
Her is “NITAMA”.
She is in KISHI station on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm,
and from Tuesday to Friday, she is in IDAKISO station.
Hard working!

This train ” wakayama dentetsu kishigawa-line” run from JR Wakayama station to Kishi station.
It takes around 30 min from Wakayama station to Kishi station.

If you want to know more, please click here

They are waiting for your visit.

Also, Wakayama dentetsu has unique train!
I will tell you next!
See U soon :-)

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Sightseeing in Ibusuki Kagoshima

Ibusuki in Kagoshima is famous for “Sand Steam Bath”.
map-ibusuki

This is sand steam bath.
sand steam bath
People in sand!! This is natural sauna!
Many foreigners visit ibusuki to take sand steam bath.
Natural hot water comes from under of the coast.

I tell you how to take sand steam bath.
how to take sand steam bath
1. Remove all of your clothes including undergarmnet and wear “Yukata” .
2. Lay face up on the sand.
3. After 10~15min goe out of the sand.
4. Take shower and get into a hot spring.

Let’s go to Ibusuki and get beauty!

You can go to Kagoshima by air,JR bullet train,ferry.

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SAKURA Cherry blossoms in 2015

This is a cherry blossom forecast in 2015.
sakura

This forecast shows it is the time to start bloom.
Full bloom is 1st of week of April in Tokyo,Kyoto,Osaka and Fukuoka etc. except north part of Japan.
In this season, Many foreigners visit Japan every year to see sakura(cherry blossoms)!
I think this is the best season to come to Japan because temperature is comfortable and sakura is so beautiful.
If you have a plan to come to Japan to see sakuara, please come on 1st week of April.
But the forecast will be updated so please check this forecast
and do not miss full blooms of sakura!!

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sightseeing in Shirahama,Wakayama

Shirahama is famouse as hot spring(onsen) and beautiful sea with white sand.
This white beach is called “Shirarahama” and here is a sister city Waikiki, Oahu.

In summer, many people visit Shirahama like this!
shirarahama

There are airport in Shirahama. The name is “Nanki-Shirahama”.
Japan Airlines has 3 flights a day from Haneda airport and it takes around 1 hour.

There are many pleace to see but most famous place is…
adventure world“!!
Here is an amusement park and you can meet many kinds of animals and enjoy animal show.
Twin baby panda has born in 2nd of Dec. 2014!
They are super cute!
You must-visit!!

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